I-395 PEDESTRIAN BAYWALK & BIKEWAY BRIDGE
The future Miami Baywalk connection in
front of the cultural district exemplifies a preeminent opportunity to demonstrate
sustainable and socially conscious leadership for our nation’s future
infrastructure. The holistic design philosophy layers a profound set of
solutions woven together to establish new transit connectivity for the City of
Miami and heighten broad community access to ecology, science and the arts
within a cultural center of the Biscayne Bay. The project has the potential to
become both a local and international destination that will contribute to the
cultural and economic engine of Miami.
The primary purpose of the project is
to establish pedestrian continuity of the Baywalk under the MacArthur Causeway
linking to the existing Baywalk fronting the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).
This proposed implementation embodies an ambitious strategy, integrating both
current and future non-vehicular transit into a comprehensive multi-modal
network connector accessible to all. Community and stakeholder feedback stressed
the importance of local ecological resources within the marine habitat. These
criteria provide significant influence on our approach to the structure and
A design highlight is the Oculus, an underwater viewing element highlighting the marine ecology native to the environment. The elliptical lens emerges from the water integrated with an artificial reef to be used for mitigation and ecological enhancement with a focus on interpretive education.